FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have lessons every week?
Yes. The only time we might not is when we have a free
"volunteer" dance in 2005, that was Thanksgiving,
and the dances before Christmas and New Year's. And even then, we
had classes. Even if we don't have a formal class, there's always
someone who'd be happy to teach you the basics. Also, if you're going
to bring a group, email us in advance and we can probably arrange for a
regular class to be taught.
Otherwise, we have a basic "get you on the floor" East Coast
Swing lesson every Thursday at ~8:15pm. We have a rotation of great
teachers who will teach you enough to get out on the floor and start
having fun. Some people come to three or four Thursday lessons in a
row to experience the different teaching styles.
Is it a safe enviornment? What about for teens?
It is an extremely safe enviornment. The Syndicate's Thursday dances
are all about the dancing. It is not a "pick-up joint."
In the unlikely event that you experience a problem with a dancer,
please come and find a board member and the problem will be
dealt with immediately.
Do you serve alcohol?
Normally, no. Ocassionally we will have special dances and may serve
alcohol but normally the only drink we have for sale is water.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably and wear shoes that have a little bit of "slip"
to them. Barring that, many dancers wear tennis shoes or special "dance
sneakers" Gentlemen, please bring extra changes of shirts. You will
work up a sweat.
If I don't have a partner will I find people to dance
Yes, with an average attendance of 190 you will find plenty of people
to dance with. Furthermore, most of the dancers at The Fed do not have
a "regular partner."
Is there a Lost & Found?
Yes, just talk to the person working the front desk. You can also post
a question about a lost item in our
Any comments on dance etiquette?
What about Tuesday lessons?
Tuesday lessons are taught through Four
On The Floor (FOTF), not by the Austin Swing Syndicate. FOTF teaches
month-long series of swing classes for people who want to learn more than
just the basics.
Do you have a group discount?
Our non-member rate is only $5, but for groups above ten people we may
offer a group discount, please email the President of the Syndicate through
this form for more information.
To contact us by email, please use this form.